Houghton Close Surgery, Ampthill, Bedfordshire

Houghton Close Surgery

1 Houghton Close
Ampthill
Bedford
MK45 2TG
Tel: 01525 300898
Fax: 01525 406939

Dispensary

Dispensary Opening Hours

Opening Hours
Monday - Friday 9.00am - 1.00pm         2.15pm - 6.00pm
Closed from 1.00pm to 2.15pm
Closed all Saturday
Telephone Opening Hours
Monday - Friday 10.30am - 12.00pm     2.30pm - 4.00pm
Closed from 12.00pm to 2.30pm

Please remember that the telephone service is intended for elderly and housebound patients only.

Many of the local surgeries have discontinued their phone service. Please help us retain ours by not using it unnecessarily.

Prescriptions

If you have no items on repeat, please note you will be unable to use the online facility. Please then avail yourself of one of the other methods of ordering shown below

You can order your prescriptions in the following ways:

  • Order your prescriptions online (repeat items only)
  • Use your repeat request form that is attached to your prescription or you can write your request down on a piece of paper, making sure you give us as many details as possible. Leave the request in the box provided or use the post-box outside the surgery. 
  • Fax your request to us on 01525 406939
  • Post your request to us. 

Your prescription will be sent to your nearest chemist unless stated otherwise.

Please allow 72 hours before you collect your prescriptions, and remember we are closed at weekends.

Prescriptions put in the post-box at the weekend will not be ready for collection until Wednesday afternoon.

Prescription Charges

A Prescription will cost £8.80 per item.

Pre-payment certificates will cost £29.10 for 3 months or £104.00 for 12 months.

The prescription charge is a contribution to the NHS. It is NOT a payment to the practice. It bears no relationship to the cost of the medicine.

Deliveries

We now offer a delivery service to those patients over 60 years and who find it difficult to get to the surgery. 

Deliveries will be available on Thursday mornings to Lidlington, Millbrook and surrounding areas and on Friday mornings to Silsoe, Clophill, Maulden and surrounding villages. 

If you would like to take advantage of this service please put deliver at the bottom of your repeat request. 

Deliveries will not be available Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday.

Medication Review

A medication review is carried out annually and you may be requested to see a GP for an appointment in order for your medication to continue. Reviews are for your benefit and are extremely important for your continuing care, to ensure no interactions, and that your health is improving.

Electronic Prescription Service

Dated: 29-Jul-16

The surgery has decided to provide the Electronic Prescription Service (EPS) to our patients. Patients will be able to have a paper-free prescription sent to the chemist, ie Cheesemans, Tesco Pharmacy. Patients initially have to set this up directly with the chemist. Repeat prescriptions are requested in the normal way, Dispensary action the request and send to the GP for signature. This prescription is then sent electronically to the chemist. Please allow at least 48 hours before going to collect from the chemist. This service is not available for dispensing patients.